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The Briefing: Hopin Picks Up $450M, Dataiku Raises $400M, And More

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Virtual conference provider Hopin picks up $450M

London-based virtual conference provider Hopin raised $450 million in a Series D funding round led by Arena Holdings and Altimeter Capital. The latest round brings funding to the two-year-old company to more than $1 billion. The financing follows a spree of acquisitions by Hopin as a strategy to accelerate its already-rapid expansion and to add more features to its offering.

— Joanna Glasner

Enterprise

• Dataiku raises $400M for enterprise AI: New York-based Dataiku, an AI platform for enterprises, pulled in $400 million in a Series E investment led by Tiger Global. The financing sets a valuation of $4.6 billion for the eight-year-old company.

• Mindtickle hits $1.2B valuation: San Francisco-based sales technology company Mindtickle closed a $100 million Series E led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan, NewView Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. The company is now valued at $1.2 billion and has now raised $281 million to date — including a $100 million Series D just last November. Mindtickle’s platform tries to help companies understand sales behavior — providing sales enablement, content management, conversation intelligence and other features.

— Chris Metinko

Edtech

• GoGuardian grabs $200M from Tiger Global: GoGuardian, a startup that makes subscription software for K-12 schools, has raised $200 million from Tiger Global Management in a round that values the company at more than $1 billion. The funding comes amid a boom for edtech startups, which benefitted from virtual learning during the pandemic. Tiger Global is currently the most prolific investor in unicorn startups, an earlier Crunchbase News analysis found.

— Marlize van Romburgh

Cybersecurity

• SentiLink lands $70M: San Francisco-based SentiLink, a provider of identity verification technology, raised $70 million in a Series B funding round led by David Sacks of Craft Ventures. The company was founded in 2017 by Naftali Harris and Maxwell Blumenfeld, two former risk leaders from the online lender Affirm.

— Joanna Glasner

Marketplace

Refurbed closed on $54M Series B: Vienna-based refurbed, a marketplace for refurbished electronics, closed on its $54 million Series B led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital. Since its launch in 2017 the company states it has saved 170 tons worth of electronic devices. It currently has more than 11,000 products listed from more than 130 merchants and operates in Germany, Austria, Ireland, France, Italy and Poland.

–Gené Teare

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